4.5" Fossil Fern (Sphenopteris) Plate - Pottsville Formation, Alabama

This is a beautiful 1.1" fossil fern (Sphenopteris) frond section, from the Pottsville Formation, Alabama. This beautiful specimen contains sections of five leaflets of the frond. The top of the leaflet is so well preserved, it still shows venation.

Sphenopteris is a genus of seed fern that contains a number of extinct species of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns.

Comes with an acrylic stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sphenopteris pottsvillea
LOCATION
Cumberland Plateau, Alabama
FORMATION
Pottsville Formation
SIZE
1.1" longest, 4.5 x 1.3" Rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#111196
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